Adrienne Williams, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
196 HHDBS, MC 663
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Biographical Info

Director of Behavioral Science


Family Medicine Center at University Village
722 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL 60607


Syracuse, NY


Duke University


North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center


Health Psychology/ Behavioral Medicine, Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training, Michigan State University


Behavioral Medicine
Pre-surgical evaluation

Dr. Adrienne A. Williams is a clinical health psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine, sexuality and gender, and brief interventions. She attended college at Yale University, and completed her MA and PhD at Duke University. Her work in behavioral medicine allows her to work collaboratively with primary care doctors on a number of health conditions, such as: diabetes, high blood pressure, substance use, disease prevention, and health behaviors. Dr. Williams has sub-specialties in sexuality and gender and provides therapy for PTSD, sexual dysfunctions, sexual abuse/assault, and gender affirming care.


Rising Star Award – University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Family Medicine 2018

Society for Health Psychology Representative Scholarship to the Association for Psychologists in Academic Health Centers 2017

Presidential Citation – Anniversary Task Force, Society for Health Psychology, Division 38 of the American Psychological Association. 2016

Editor, The Health Psychologist

Presidential Citation – Anniversary Task Force, Society for Health Psychology, 2016

Faculty Teaching Award – University of Maryland Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2013

Forum Impact Award – Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, 2011


Williams, A.A. (2019). The next step in integrated care: Universal Primary Mental Health Providers. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

 Williams, A.A. (2019). A plan to improve primary care. UMass Medical School Center for Integrated Primary Care Blog. September 15,2019.

Williams, A.A. (2017). Posttraumatic stress disorder: Often missed in primary care. The Journal of Family Practice. 66(10) 618-623.

Taylor, G.H., Williams, A.A., Garzino-Demo, A. (2016). Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces Pulmonary IL-8 in HIV Positive Women Smokers. Pathogens and Disease. 74(2), ftv 115. EPub 2015 Dec 9.

Lee, S.J., Pincus, K.J., Williams, A.A. (2016). Behavioral Influences on Controller Inhaler Use for Persistent Asthma in a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy. 12(5): 789-93. E-published ahead of print: November 26, 2015.

Ramirez, J., Williams, A.A., Singh, J. (2016). Patient Satisfaction with Bedside Teaching Rounds Compared to Non Bedside Teaching Rounds. Southern Medical Journal, 109(2), 112-115.

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